Hall, Howard, Nance county individual flood victims now eligible for FEMA assistance

The last bomb cyclone, in March, led to widespread flooding in Nebraska. (Source: Jamie Titus / U.S. Air Force / MGN Online)
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) The Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday added 12 more counties to the list which makes people eligible for assistance in rebuilding homes and businesses.

FEMA officials told Local4 the new designations include Hall, Howard and Nance counties. Buffalo county was added to the list last week.

With this inclusion of Individual Assistance, residents in those counties who suffered significant damage from the flooding events in March may be eligible for Federal assistance, for impacted individuals and households, including financial assistance for temporary housing, home-repair, and damage to essential household items. This assistance also covers disaster-related childcare, medical, and essential vehicle expenses.
In addition to Hall, Howard and Nance counties, FEMA also added Antelope, Boyd, Burt, Cuming, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Saline and Stanton counties. There are now a total of 27 counties on the individual assistance list as well as the Santee Sioux Nation.

The Emergency Management Department encourages residents, if you suffered damages to your home or business, to register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

If any other questions, contact your local county emergency manager.